Voodoo Ranger IPA
New Belgium Brewing Company

Voodoo Ranger IPAVoodoo Ranger IPA
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New Belgium Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
American IPA
Ranked #2,947
Ranked #21,448
3.79 | pDev: 11.35%
Sunday at 10:52 PM
Dec 11, 2016
Very Good
Voodoo Ranger IPAVoodoo Ranger IPA
Notes: Bursting with tropical aromas and juicy fruit flavors from Mosaic and Amarillo hops, this golden IPA is perfectly bitter with a refreshing, sublime finish.
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Rated: 3.83 by TimDixon1964 from Maryland

Sunday at 10:52 PM
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Reviewed by YouPeopleArePretentious

1/5  rDev -73.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
What is the deal with IPA's? This one in particular taste like sewage mixed with rotten orange peels. Easily one of the worst beers I've ever had. 0/10
May 31, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

May 23, 2023
Rated: 3.92 by Klister from Maine

May 19, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

May 12, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by Mardinae from Texas

May 12, 2023
Rated: 3.65 by pkalix from California

May 09, 2023
Rated: 3.89 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 3 by db9000

Apr 10, 2023
Rated: 3.22 by peabody from Kentucky

Apr 08, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by soxfanben from Illinois

Apr 05, 2023
Rated: 4.03 by morsa_95 from California

Mar 21, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
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Reviewed by kflorence from Texas

3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Date on can: 02/2/2023. Recommendation from my dad.

Pours a crystal clear golden, amber in color with a finger thick frothy head with moderate lasting potential, eventually dissipating to a thinner layer of froth. Carbonation looks below average but zesty, if you swirl the beer around in your glass. Plenty of lacing as you drink. Most of it slides down to the beer. I like the look, it hints at balance and drinkability.

Lots of tropical fruits on the nose; predominantly mango, and pineapple. There's also some pine, bubblegum and toasted bread aromas in there. Almost a hint of banana bread.

The taste is toasted, buttery malts up front which give way to the tropical fruitiness of the hops -- again, mango and pineapple -- finishing a bit more piney, resinous and dry with lingering pine and lemon rind on the tongue. ABV is nicely masked. I'm not a huge fan of the Ranger IPA, I found it a bit too piney, but this one lends a nice tropical/citrus profile to the hops that balances the flavor profile out nicely.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with zesty carbonation. This one manages to come off as both having a solid amount of body, more creamy than chewy, while remaining quite drinkable and refreshing without feeling overly carbonated. I quite like it. It does coat the tongue, but very subtly.

It's been awhile since I've had anything new from New Belgium. I quite enjoyed this one. It's not anything extremely unique or impressionable, but it's a finely crafted AIPA. Probably not something I'd pick up regularly but I definitely wouldn't turn one down, and I'd also like to try this one out on tap. Cheers!
Mar 04, 2023
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Reviewed by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a medium clear copper with a pillowy head that dissipates slowly leaving a light film and moderate lacing.

Citrus pith, light pine, some broad tropical notes on the nose.

Taste follows closely with an added gentle malty sweetness. Some bitterness on the finish.

Medium body with a rather quick finish.

A solid serviceable classic IPA
Mar 04, 2023
Rated: 3 by AbeO

Feb 25, 2023
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Reviewed by erosier from Connecticut

4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a crystal clear yellow color with a thick white colored head that takes a while to fade, lacing the glass nicely on the way down. Smells of sweet toasted malts and a nice piney and fruity aroma at the end. Tastes of a nice light bodied malt base with a nice mix of fruity, floral, and piney hops to round it out. Light, crisp, perfect amount of carbonation, this is a good rendition of an American IPA.
Feb 24, 2023
Rated: 3.39 by SicemWT from Texas

Feb 21, 2023
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Reviewed by KenjiN from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pale gold in color with a thick white head. Fruity aroma. Medium carbonation. Easy to drink; malt presence is dry and hops are restrained. It could have more flavor, but it's alright.
Feb 13, 2023
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Reviewed by Papercut4 from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours out of the can a crystal clear gold with minimal head. Smells like mango, pineapple, and slightly piney. Taste follows the nose fairly well, with the addition of some earthy flavors that come out at the back end. Nice carbonation for steady sippin
Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 4.17 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 09, 2023
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Rated by erickc from Washington

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap at Hops and Drops Lynnwood.
Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 3.74 by Slyde180 from Texas

Jan 23, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Dec 23, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Jeffrey_Rona from Colorado

Dec 16, 2022
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Rated by White_Dragon

2.26/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Pours near flat, little to no head or lacing, basic and non remarkable hop forward flavour, just ok, def. Not a choice at price point!
Dec 10, 2022
Rated: 3.8 by minterro from California

Nov 28, 2022
Rated: 3.95 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Nov 27, 2022
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I thought I had had this a while ago. Apparently I have not it just forgot to review. In any event, I’ll tell you this isn’t as good as the other Voodoo Rangers I’ve had in the part. Not as appealing to the eye or nose, the taste is mostly bitter with little to no fruitiness to pull out of the drink. It’s ok, not their better ones, but it’ll do in a pinch.
Nov 07, 2022
Rated: 3.63 by hybridnoisebloom from Wisconsin

Oct 28, 2022
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Rated by flgimp from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very smooth IPA
Oct 23, 2022
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
I like this one but almost never buy it... I guess that kinda sums it up. Hoppy and beautiful to look at, it gives you a decent IPA experience while being available seemingly everywhere
Oct 14, 2022
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Reviewed by acehilm

3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
The most important thing about this beer is it’s avalible at every convenience store.

Look is light gold. Smell is pine and hops. The taste is hoppy and slightly fruity, mainly grapefruit and pineapple, with a bit of malt finish. It’s not too bitter and has slight bite of alcohol that lingers.

It is a mild and widely avalible IPA. The tropical fruity notes are nice and it’s very easy drinking. It’s good but nothing special.
Oct 12, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Sep 30, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Sep 28, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Had on tap at Lucero's Tavern IV

On arrival a solid bone white one finger head that was overflowing from the bartender pouring the head out the glass, that slowly became slightly rocky, but has very nice retention was present. The body is a very lightly hazy gold color with lots of active fine carbonation. Some decent lacing forms.

Aroma is a bit of a benchmark for a modern American ipa. Fruity and hoppy with hints of bitterness and a strong citrus and lightly tropical smell. Not much else going on here.

Taste is again pretty simple. Some hop bitterness is present before coming into a hop profile that is basically the same as the aroma: Grapefruit with a hint of guava/pineapple. Again high quality but pretty one note. Malts are hard to pick up over the fruity hops. Despite not being a hazy this one isn't very resinous or dank and leans heavily on the fruit, with a slight beery note to remind d you this is in fact a beer. Not super sweet but it's bitter and fruity woth just a hint of everything else.

Feel is easydrinking but full bodied with a relatively neutral mouthfeel but still has a bit of mouthcoating malts. A medium to long finish reminds you that this isn't a light beer and maybe you should slow down a bit.

Overall I dundertand the voodoo ranger line, "IPAs" that aren't overly bitter but also don't advertise themselves as fruity. The perfect way to get bud and coors drinkers to try a craft IPA. It's not fruity so you're still a man, but it's certainly not bitter like old school WCIPAs that would scare away somebody used to easy drinking beers. It's decent but a bit boring and standard.
Sep 12, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by Duhast500 from Rhode Island

Sep 10, 2022
Rated: 3.6 by Joelrb

Aug 28, 2022
Rated: 2.37 by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Aug 17, 2022
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